Mandla's behaviour scandalous - judge

2013-07-03 15:18
Mandla Mandela (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)

Mandla Mandela (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)

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Mthatha - The actions of Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mvezo chief Mandla Mandela, were "scandalous" and "vicious", an Eastern Cape High Court judge said on Wednesday.

In his ruling on the graves of the former president's three children, Judge Lusindiso Pakade ordered the sheriff of the court to exhume the graves at Mandla 's property in Mvezo at 15:00 and move them to the family farm in Qunu for reburial.

Mandla had been given the opportunity to be heard in court, but only raised "irrelevant issues", Pakade said.

The judge said the Mvezo chief's application to have last week's court order overturned was directed at "prejudicing the applicants [the Mandela family] who have already got relief against the respondent [Mandla]".

Shortly after Wednesday's ruling, Mandla's lawyers launched another application to rescind the court order.

This was confirmed by lawyers for both sides.

Mandla's legal team contend the graves could not be exhumed on Wednesday until the new court application was heard.

"The sheriff may not exhume the remains. If they are exhumed it will have been done unlawfully," a lawyer said.

The graves are those of Madiba's eldest son and Mandla‘s father, Makgatho Mandela, who died in 2005; Mandela's first daughter Makaziwe Mandela, who died as an infant in 1948; and Mandela's second son Madiba Thembekile, who died in a car accident in 1969.

The graves were moved to Mvezo from Qunu in 2011 without the knowledge and consent of the Mandela family.

- SAPA
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